“KNIGHT OF THE MORNING STAR” (Special Screening of Ignacio de Loyola, the Movie, in Timor–Leste.)

uA Filipino production took home Best Film at the 8th Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival in the Vatican. The 2016 film of “Ignacio de Loyola,” directed by Paolo Dy, comes as a real surprise because the film was their first attempt at filmmaking and earned an award from a distinguished award-giving body considered to be the Academy Awards of Catholic films.

On the 11th to 14th of August, 2018, the film was shown to the public in Timor-Leste. The viewers greeted the showing with enthusiasm and gratitude for having the chance to be inspired by the story of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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The Jesuits in Timor Leste welcome a new priest.


The Society of Jesus in Timor Leste is blessed with another pastor on the ordination of Fr. Albino Ribeiro Gonçalves, SJ a priest on the 28th of June 2018, in the municipality of Liquiça.   The occasion was graced by the presence of the Jesuits and local clergy, families and friends of Albino, students and staff of Jesuit schools, partners of the Jesuits in various apostolates as well as local authorities and parishioners of Liquiça. A beaming crowd of two thousand attended the ceremony held in the grounds of the parish church. The ordination rite was officiated by Dom Norbeto do Amaral, DD of the Diocese of Maliana.

Fr. Albino was born on 14th of June 1982 in Pissu Craic, Lauhata, Bazartete, Liquiça. He belongs to a large family of 14 siblings.   He joined the Society of Jesus on the 22nd of April 2005. He finished his philosophy degree from Ateneo de Manila University, in the Philippines and finished his Theological studies in Faculdade Jesuita de Filosofia e Teologia, Belo Horzonte, Brazil. He received his diaconal ordination in the same school in 2017.

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